Spicy Mapo Tofu

Spicy mapo tofu recipe by Yummy Calories

I hadn't made spicy mapo tofu in a while so when I made it again (with a few tweaks), it really got me hooked all over again. When I was a young graduate living in Melbourne, I would walk home from my office on Collins Street to my apartment in North Melbourne. It was a … Continue reading Spicy Mapo Tofu

Chinese egg noodle stir fry (lo mein)

Chinese egg noodle stir fry recipe by Yummy Calories

Making an egg noodle stir fry is easier than you think. I find them easier than rice noodles befcause they are a little bit sturdier when frying so they don't end up into a blended mess as easily. My favourite egg noodle stir fry is saucy with a lot of crunchy vegetables. I prefer a … Continue reading Chinese egg noodle stir fry (lo mein)

Chinese beef and broccoli stir fry

Chinese beef and broccoli stir fry recipe by Yummy Calories

This beef and broccoli stir fry is so tasty even the kids would love to eat broccoli. I just love how tender the beef is after the marinade. This dish is perfect with some steamed rice and is a popular dish at Chinese restaurants and can form part of a traditional banquet. As a main, … Continue reading Chinese beef and broccoli stir fry

Silky egg stir fry

Silky egg stir fry recipe by Yummy Calories

My husband loves silky egg sauces like those you see in a wat tan hor fun. This sauce is very versatile and you can also use it in any stir fry with leafy vegetables. I made this with gai choy, a somewhat bitter leafy vegetable. It works well with any leafy green vegetable of Asian … Continue reading Silky egg stir fry

Sichuan green beans

Sichuan green beans recipe by Yummy Calories

Sichuan green beans are one of my favourite sides when I eat at a Sichuan restaurant. Frying the beans in a hot wok gives it that quitessential wrinkly skin. The dish is then brought together with the spicy heat of the Sichuan pepper, pickled mustard and minced pork. My husband didn't realise that the pickled … Continue reading Sichuan green beans

Basic Prawn Dumplings

Basic prawn dumplings recipe by Yummy Calories

Prawn dumplings are always a crowd favourite and although I'm using prawn in this recipe, it really can have almost any type of filling. We even used up some leftover beef bulgogi my father-in-law made and turned it into a filling. But prawn is one of my favourite fillings and can be paired with almost … Continue reading Basic Prawn Dumplings

Fried Chinese pumpkin cake

Chinese pumpkin cake is something my mother made very regularly, to the point of excess. It's one of those things that you can't just make a little bit of. My mother used to tell me stories of how she would have to shred the pumpkin to make this cake (she calls it 'kuey'). Nowadays she … Continue reading Fried Chinese pumpkin cake

Chinese sticky rice parcel

Chinese sticky rice parcels are called "bacang" (pronounced "ba-san") in my family. It is also called zong zi. While you can buy them from Asian stores, my mother used to always make them because not only did hers taste much better, it was the only way to guarantee its freshness. It's really hard to tell … Continue reading Chinese sticky rice parcel